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Blogging the Qur’an

Robert Spencer, whose books The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion and  The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Islam (and the Crusades) I mentioned here will be analyzing the Koran every Sunday at the Hot Air blog.

Here’s the link:

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Blogging the Qur’an

Mr. Spencer describes his plan this way:

So over the course of the next few months, I’m going to read it, and discuss it in a series of columns. All of it. Not “cherry-picked” or “out of context.” The whole thing, beginning to end. Some of you may be familiar with David Plotz’s series on Slate, “Blogging the Bible.” This series will be similar to that one, but rather than just write about what I think or feel about a certain passage, I will, unlike Plotz, refer to commentaries – all Muslim ones – on the Qur’an. I’ll try to explain how mainstream Muslims who study the Qur’an will understand any given passage, and what its import might be for non-Muslims.

His first post explains what he’s going to do, and why it’s especially important to be familiar with the Koran.

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5 responses to “Blogging the Qur’an

  1. jackman May 28, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Nice post. This should be very interesting.

  2. jackman June 7, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    I can’t find his updated page.

  3. Mike Kriskey June 7, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    It’s not a separate page, just a series of posts on the Hot Air blog.

    The first installment is here:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2007/06/03/blogging-the-quran-sura-1-the-opening/

    Sura 1 is here:

    http://www.oneummah.net/quran/01.htm

    I’ll try to post links when each part goes up.

  4. greenwichguy June 8, 2007 at 9:30 am

    Here is a good link: http://hotair.com/?s=Blogging+the+Qur%E2%80%99an

  5. Mike Kriskey June 8, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Pretty nifty!

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